Fowler 54-175-006 Z-Height E Junior Electronic Height Gage, 6″ Maximum Measurement
The Fowler 54-175-006 is an electronic height gauge with a hand-operated slider, a carbide-tipped scriber, a positive lock, a measurement range of 0 to 6″ (150mm), and a high-contrast LCD digital readout precise to 0 to 0.0005″ (0.01mm) with + or – 0.001″ of accuracy. A calibrated screw mechanism supports coarse and fine, uniform slider adjustments. The display has a hold function to freeze recordings and a zero setting function. Relative measuring and absolute measuring functions allow measurements of the true size or comparison measurements of parts to a master. The included scriber, used to mark position on the workpiece, is carbide-tipped for hardness and durability. The satin chrome finish on the scales resists rust and is glare-free. The base is hardened, ground, and lapped for maximum flatness. The working environment is 32 to 104 degrees F (0 to 40 degrees C) with a surrounding relative humidity of 80 percent. The storage and transport temperature for the unit is -4 to 158 degrees F (-20 to 70 degrees C). The gauge is powered by one SR44 1.55V silver oxide battery (included) that provides up to one year of normal use. The display flashes to indicate when battery replacement is needed. The gauge also comes with a molded case.
Height gauges, sometimes referred to as gages, are precision measuring instruments that travel on a vertical column (also called the beam) to measure and/or mark the vertical distance from the base of an object in fine units. The vertical position of the gauge and its attached pointer are changed by turning a calibrated screw, or one or more feed wheels. Recorded rotations are read from a scale, a dial, counters, and/or an electronic display. A screw clamp holds the pointer to the gauge. The pointer is typically sharpened to act as a scriber, and can be used to mark a position on a workpiece by scratching its surface. On compatible units, the scriber may be replaced by an electronic touch-signal probe. Height gauges are typically used in manufacturing, machining, and mechanical engineering.
The Fred V. Fowler Company manufactures inspection and measurement instruments such as electronic indicators, calipers, bore gages, and digital scales. The company, founded in 1946, is headquartered in Newton, MA.
What’s in the Box?
- Fowler 54-175-006 height gauge
- SR44 1.55V silver oxide battery
- Molded case
- Measurement range of 0 to 6″ (150mm), and precise to 0.0005″ (0.01mm)
- High-contrast LCD digital readout displays in inches or metric
- Hand-operated slider with fine-adjustment carriage for precise feed
- Carbide-tipped scriber for hardness and durability
- Positive lock to hold measurements